How to prevent specific network device types from being discovered?


Sometimes specific device categories (UPS units, Printers etc) must be excluded from network discovery due to their low importance

from the Network Monitoring prospective or due to security concerns or because of their impact on Nectus processing load.

This can be achieved with OID ignore list.

For example we want  to prevent all Xerox ApeosPort Series Printers from being discovered

SNMP Platform ID: .
Category Name: Xerox ApeosPort Series Printers

We need to take this category’s SNMP platform OID and add it to “OID ignore” list located under “Settings -> Network Discovery settings”